How do you cheer yourself up when you're feeling down and out?
Do some retail therapy and hit the fantastic plastic. Or spend some time with people that really care about you.
Music is such an amazing thing. If you're feeling down, angry, happy or sick, whatever, you can play music that matches your mood. I find that it helps me the most to scroll through my library of music and relax to the melodies when I need to cheer up.
I go into prayer and give it to the Lord. He always brings me peace and provides resolutions, always. I'll read the Word and Christian based articles. God will always make a way to speak to you - directly to your sprirt or through His word but there will always be a Word from Him to guide you and give you some clarity and of course peace.
In the meantime, I spend time with my children and do things I know will bring them joy. Seeing their faces light up always brightens up my day, even if we're just chatting about nothing.
I also like to write (obviously, lol) so I'll make a journal entry, or write a poem, or draw / paint, etc. I do whatever I can to keep my mind off of what ails me and place my focus on all the positives and beauties around me.
God bless you.
I take time for mindfulness. In life, we all struggle and feel down at times. It's ok to feel that way for brief moments, particularly if you've faced some challenges. It's not ok to dwell though, so I focus consciously on what I do have that I am grateful for, what does make life beautiful - and what I can do to lift myself up.
It's really amazing how taking 10 to 15 minutes to meditate and think only of what you are grateful for can change your outlook. It can start off simple - I am grateful for the sunshine this morning, or thankful for the softness of my pillow etc. and then it builds. Write it down, draw it out, really focus on feeling that gratitude deep in your heart and soul.
Other times, I take the opposite approach and get completely out of my own head and I do things for others, even strangers I don't know. I know that when I'm hurting I appreciate a little gift or sign, so I become that gift. Open doors for people, smile at them, ask them how they are and mean it, compliment them on something unique, give something to those who need it more than you - all of these things help me feel reconnected to my fellow humans again and that is uplifting.
The best way to cheer up is to listen to some good music which suits our taste. Alternate is taking a walk in the park. Browsing TV is not recommended as mind is not ready to engage into visuals and may further add to boredom. Another idea would be to go out with friends and share a cup of coffee.
Laugh! Watch some funny movies. Watch some funny comedians or sketches on youtube. It always works quickly.
It depends on something that happen suddenly and feelings that have been lingering for years. If something suddenly makes me feel down and out, like if I had a bad day then I will play some music, write, talk to my friends, clean/organize, wash dishes and do whatever it takes to get my mind off of it. If its something that been making me feel down and out for years (like a bad situation/difficult time, the death of someone close, etc.) I will visualize my future and say to myself that I am not made only to suffer and that one day it will get better and my happiness will be worth the pain. If its a combination of both like a bad day that continues to be a build up and a reminder your bad situation I suggest doing something to take your mind off of it and visualizing your future and your goals.
Go visit my Grandchildren. They make me feel loved and young!
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